The Novella: A Critical Examination of "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" Book Review by Nicky

The Novella: A Critical Examination of "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
A book review and analysis of the Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" and Alexander Solzhenitsyn's, "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich".
# 149504 | 5,389 words | 21 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 20, 2011 in Literature (American) , Literature (Russian) , Literature (Comparative Literature)


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Description:

This paper presents both a book review and an analytical essay. Specifically, the paper reviews Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" and Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" as well as analyzes the literary delivery of stories in a novella format. The paper provides a synopsis and overview of each text, as well as a look at the literary themes and characters. In addition, the analysis provides a brief argument of the literary versatility of the novella.

Outline:
Overview
Thesis Rationale
Methodology
Introduction
Narratology Time
Analepsis and Prolepsis
Chronology and Linearity in Narratology
Transitional Words in narrative Literature
Terms of Time and Definitions
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The Old Man and the Sea

From the Paper:

"Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918) had spent eight years in forced labor camps for criticizing Stalin and his novel "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" which won him the Nobel Prize in 1970 gives an account of life in those camps and is a story that entails one day's time in the camps. The work of Sozhenitsyn entitled: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" was published in the Soviet Union in 1962 and was a story about one day in the year of 1949 or 1950 (O'Neil, 2004)
"The central themes of this story are those of "...alienation, solidarity, and survival under extraordinarily difficult spiritual, moral and physical conditions." (O'Neil, 2004) Sozhenitsyn tells the story of men in a Russian gulag prison and it is related by Sozhenitsyn that of the men in prison in this story, practically every one of them was a prisoner for political reasons and many of them high-ranking officers and others military officers. O'Neil writes that the "arbitrary nature of their imprisonment is reflected in their everyday life, a chaotic struggle to keep oneself alive in the face of often unwritten and ever changing rules." (O'Neil, 2004)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Auer, Jim, and Hemingway, Ernest (1984) Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Barron's Educational Series, 1984. ISBN 0812034325, 9780812034325
  • Chastain, Emma (2004) Literature. Spark Publishing, 2004.
  • Connery, Thomas B. (1992) A Sourcebook of American Literary Journalism: Representative Writers in an Emerging Genre; Greenwood Press, 1992.
  • Donaldson, Scott (1996) The Cambridge Companion to Hemingway. Cambridge University Press. 1996.
  • Duiker, William J. and Spielvogel, Jackson J. (2006) World History, Volume II. Cengage Learning 2006.

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The Novella: A Critical Examination of "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" (2011, December 20) Retrieved December 10, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-novella-a-critical-examination-of-the-old-man-and-the-sea-and-a-day-in-the-life-of-ivan-denisovich-149504/

MLA Format

"The Novella: A Critical Examination of "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"" 20 December 2011. Web. 10 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-novella-a-critical-examination-of-the-old-man-and-the-sea-and-a-day-in-the-life-of-ivan-denisovich-149504/>

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